It never ceases to amaze me that politically active people that know the reality of income inequality, a minimum wage whose recipients average age is 34 supporting a family and a tax code that benefits the very rich. They support the concept that it's OK that 80 people worldwide have as much wealth a 3.5 billion people, half the world population.
They buy favorable tax laws from corrupt government officials and use illogical reasoning like, raising taxes on them will lead to raising tax on all of us. They defend those 1 percent from paying at least the same percentage of income as the rest of us. Why?
The propaganda combined with anti-immigrant and racial bias leads to the absurd conclusion that we can't ask them to pay more, and that we are just one step away from being as rich as them, and if we make them pay a fair share, they will come for us next to pay more.
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Cut spending is their cry. Well, I agree we should, and the best place to start is the largest cost to government. Defense. We still make ships and aircraft the military does not want or need. They build these wasteful items in districts that get support from elected officials. We are officially a banana republic.